October 27, 2005 Subject:
This is the second JFJO show I ever heard. I disagree that Kimock dominates; he's right there with Reed. He and Mr. Mathis get into more than one versus match on this night. The long "T. Monk" is excellent. For me, this show is legendary for the towering rendition of "Slow Breath, Silent Mind" - simply unparalleled, in my opinion. I've never heard a better version.
February 4, 2005 Subject:
Very cool, very different jfjo show than I am used to hearing. Steve Kimock definitely dominates throughout, especially on the first couple of tunes, but things seem to even out a bit more by the end. Great, trippy performances especially by Kimock and Reed Mathis. I'm also amazed by how flexible jfjo are to match Kimock's spacey style. Crazy!
December 14, 2004 Subject:
Cool show, good vibes
Overall, this show is awesome. The tunes have less continuity than what I have come to expect from Kimock, but then again you can hear in the first track a straight jam session, and then Mathis reminding Kimock what key the next song is in. Kimock's playing is top notch as always, but the vibes from the songs here are very different than what you have heard Kimock playing on before. check it out!
Some sources indicate that this show happened at the Harper's Ferry in Allston, Massachusetts (as with the Internet Archive) but others indicate that it happened at the Harper's Ferry in Boston,
Massachusetts. Does anybody know the true city for sure? Thanks!
This is a great show. Many reviewers point out that Reed sings. As a long time Fred Head, I found it neat to finally hear this. That written, I'm glad that Reed doesn't usually sing. While technically accurate, his voice doesn't fit the typical Fred mood. Kimock is awesome! I am pleased to report a high Jerry Garcia vibe. In many respects, this sounds more like a Steve Kimock show rather than a JFJO show. In terms of sound quality, most of it sounds like an official release. This is one you can't miss: download now!
March 24, 2004 Subject:
JFJO and Kimock or Kimock and JFJO. You decide...
Great sound, great show if you are a big Steve Kimock fan. There might be a bit too much Kimock in here (and too loud in the mix) to be a 5-star JFJO show. Well worth the download nonetheless.
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February 22, 2004 Subject:
Every once in theres a great show that just.... just crackles with energy and and absolutly blows the freakin' roof off the joint...well yall this be one of dem'. If you can get by all the talking from the crowd in the first couple of songs(shut up and listen or go out in the parking lot)this will be an instant classic...great sound quality and a real "meeting of the minds" musicly.....WOW!!!
May 2, 2003 Subject:
this is one of the best, if not the best jfjo shows i've ever heard. i think kimock and the trio would make a great group. there's some beautiful music here, and the sound quality is sick!!! and like the guy said, reed sings!!!!
April 27, 2003 Subject:
Reed Mathis is the most passionate person in touring music. The guy is fired up about everything music. This is the first time that I have ever heard him sing!! I hope the people who were at this show know what they were seeing.
Thank you Reed!
April 7, 2003 Subject:
Great show !
April 6, 2003 Subject:
A sublime piece of excellence...
Great performances all around, download this and find out...
1. Steve Solo
2. Reed/Steve jam
3. It's Up To You
4. Thelonius Monk Is My Grandmother
6. Slow Breath, Silent Mind
if you disagree with the setlist, let me know via e-mail, don't post another review, I'll just revise my post....